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Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Title: Forever (Book 3)

Genre: YA Paranormal

Book Description

The thrilling conclusion to the Shiver trilogy.

In Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. In Linger, they fought to be together. Now, in Forever, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

My Thoughts (spoiler alert)

I fell in love with first two books, Shiver and Linger, in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series pretty much right away. We followed Grace and Sam’s desperate attempts to save each other as they fell in love. (more…)

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Review

Author: Dean Koontz

Title: What The Night Knows

Genre: Mystery / Thriller

Book Description

In the late summer of a long ago year, a killer arrived in a small city. His name was Alton Turner Blackwood, and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old boy.

Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, recreating in detail Blackwood’s crimes. Homicide detective John Calvino is certain that his own family—his wife and three children—will be targets in the fourth crime, just as his parents and sisters were victims on that distant night when he was fourteen and killed their slayer.
As a detective, John is a man of reason who deals in cold facts. But an extraordinary experience convinces him that sometimes death is not a one-way journey, that sometimes the dead return.
Here is a ghost story like no other you have read. In the Calvinos, Dean Koontz brings to life a family that might be your own, in a war for their survival against an adversary more malevolent than any he has yet created, with their own home the battleground. Of all his acclaimed novels, none exceeds What the Night Knows in power, in chilling suspense, and in sheer mesmerizing storytelling.

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Review

Authors: Jeaniene Frost, Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook

Title: Under Her Skin

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Source: Purchased on kindle

Book Description

Three short stories of paranormal romance…

“Pack” brings you a tale of a lost hiker and her encounter with some very frightening–and sexy–wolves. A female werewolf helps a sheriff track down a killer “In Sheep’s Clothing.” A woman must repay her family’s debt to a shapeshifting magician in “Grace of Small Magics.”

Please note: Each of these stories previously appeared in print in The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance. This is a collected e-book edition of Ilona Andrews’, Jeaniene Frost’s, and Meljean Brook’s contributions.

My Thoughts (spoiler alert)

The ‘werewolf’ theme of this 3-story anthology is why I grabbed this book, but when I spotted the authors, well you could say I was sold. Each tale is short and self-contained, which means it left me more than satisfied. I’ll review each story individually: (more…)

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Author / Artist: Jane Yolen / Rebecca Guay

Title: The Last Dragon

Genre: Fantasy, Action / Adventure

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Release Date: 21st Sept 2011

Source: Netgally

Pages: 144

Book Description

Master storyteller Jane Yolen (“Owl Moon” and “Sword of the Rightful King”) and celebrated fantasy artist Rebecca Guay (“Swamp Thing” and “Magic: The Gathering”) weave a textured and lyrical tale of adventure, homelands, and heroism the hard way. 

Two hundred years ago, humans drove the dragons from the islands of May. Now, the last of the dragons rises to wreak havoc anew-with only a healer’s daughter and a kite-flying would-be hero standing in its way.

* A compelling coming-of-age fantasy with exquisite fully painted art!

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Author: Nalini Singh

Title: Angel’s Blood

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Berkeley 2009

Source: Purchased on kindle

Pages: 368

Book Description

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she’s the best—but she doesn’t know if she’s good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, only one thing is clear—failure is not an option…even if the task is impossible.

Because this time, it’s not a wayward vamp she has to track. It’s an archangel gone bad.

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other…and pull her to the razor’s edge of passion. Even if the hunt doesn’t destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break…

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Author: Stephanie Chong

Title: Where Demons Fear To Tread

Genre: Adult, Romance, Paranormal

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: August 30 2011

Source: Netgalley

Pages: 360

Book Description

Fledgling guardian angel and yoga teacher Serena St. Clair dares enter Devil’s Paradise nightclub on a mission – to retrieve the wayward Hollywood “It Boy” she’s assigned to protect.  But she’s ambushed by the club’s owner, Archdemon Julian Ascher.  The most powerful demonic entity in Los Angeles, Julian is handsome as sin, a master of temptation who loves nothing more than corrupting pleasure-seeking humans.  He won’t release the lost soul Serena is supposed to guard.  Unless she accepts his dangerous wager… (more…)

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Review

Author: Kate McMullan

Title: Say Cheese, Medusa

Genre: Middle Grade

Publisher: Capstone

Release Date: August 1, 2011

Source: Netgalley

Pages: 199 (more…)

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